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Old 07-21-2009, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

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90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
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You are wrong and Lutz is right.

American consumers have ALWAYS gravitated towards the biggest vehicles they could afford to run. Oh, they may SAY they want economy but when the rubber hits the road and they are voting with their money, they get bigger vehicles. When a recession or a oil crisis comes along all of a sudden there will be a little blip in demand for better economy but as soon as the "balance" is restored that desire for economy vaporizes damn quick.

Peak Oil will deny the big vehicle lusters the opportunity to do that at some point.

Oh- and Consumer Reports is full of ****.
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